Tuesday, July 26, 2011

10 Weeks to Go!!

I officially have ten weeks left in this pregnancy. I am not sure if I can get much bigger. I can't really compare how big I am this pregnancy as opposed to my pregnancy with Lily because there are almost no pictures. One of the nice things about having a scheduled c-section is I know when this baby will be here. Ten weeks from now at the latest I should be holding my new baby, my second daughter, in my arms. I am so excited.
We have to put up a wall to make the babies room. My husband and dad are going to do that in a week and a half. My mom is going to come with that day and we are going to go shopping for anything I need for Apple Dumpling. I shouldn't need too much, but at the moment I am having a hard time remembering what you need for newborns. Since we are having another girl, I shouldn't need much in the way of clothes. I think I am good on onesies and jammies. Unfortunately I can't really go through all the stuff we have in the attic saved from Lily until we have a place to put it all. But now that we have a date set for putting up the wall, I feel a lot more relaxed that things will get done. I want to do a decent size purge of the house to make more room for all the baby stuff that will be coming out of retirement. Since we will essentially be rearranging three rooms, a couple things will definitely need to go.
I am also going to try to get a couple meals in the freezer for after the baby is born. Matt is a good cook, so it isn't like we won't eat if I don't, but I still think it is a good idea. Maybe a couple soups or some meatballs. Too bad I hardly feel like cooking right now.

Lily is getting very excited for her baby sister to pop out. We have her registered for a big sister class at the hospital I will be delivering at and she is very excited about it. It is rather inexpensive and I've had a lot of friends tell me that they found it a helpful way for their older children to feel involved, even if the class was a bit cheesy. Lily is also starting preschool in less that a month, which is crazy to me! I can't believe it. We bought her a princess backpack the other day and she can't wait to go. Last week she had VBS and she was so disappointed that there isn't any this week. It was nice to have some time to myself last week, even though I didn't do anything terribly useful. One Sunday all the VBS kids sang at church and it was adorable. I was so proud of Lily. She sings all the time but wouldn't really sing the songs with me at home. But as soon as she got up with all the little kids she was singing and doing all the movements.

With Lily starting school in just a month, it is really starting to hit me that summer is almost over. Everything will be starting up again. I always feel the start of a school year is more of the beginning of a new year than January 1. Fall is right around the corner, even if it doesn't feel like it outside. I just hope we are able to enjoy some of our normal fall activities with a newborn. I am hoping we can still make a trip to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard.

Well, off to get the house straightened up a bit. I think I am going to start purging....


Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

You look beautiful! I'm so happy about the new life growing inside you!

Thank you for the lovely messages lately. No you are not stalkerish at all! I laughed when you said that! Your messages and kindness are a blessing, thank you!

Lily has grown up so much! She is just darling!

Kelly said...

Thanks FT!